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Controls Engineer 2

Company: John Bean Technologies Corporation
Location: Fresno
Posted on: February 13, 2020

Job Description:

OverviewJohn Bean Technologies Corporation (JBT) is a leading global technology solutions provider to high-value segments of the food and beverage industry with focus on proteins, liquid foods, and automated guided vehicles. JBT designs, produces, and services sophisticated products and systems for multi-national and regional food companies through its FoodTech segment.

Our Preservation business, located in Madera, California is currently recruiting for a Controls Engineer 2 to join our team.

Position Summary



  • Creates, reviews and approves designs, drawings, BOM's, specifications, etc. and ensures that designs meet specifications, standards and performance requirements.
  • Develops unique solutions for complex technical problems that may include the design of new systems or development of solutions having few or no precedents

  • Uses creativity & independent judgment to formulate results based on principles, experience & constructive thinking.
  • Anticipates potential problems, proactively solves complex problems through creative thinking & internal/external resources.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in mentoring, thinking creatively & project planning.
  • Brings more solutions than problems to the table.
  • Regularly assigned ownership of multiple projects with time sensitive completion schedules.
  • Works with Application Engineering and Customer Service to provide detailed information for quoting machines and parts.

    *LOCATION: MADERA, CALIFORNIAResponsibilitiesMajor Responsibility Area #1: Engineering



    • Creates and reviews, designs, drawings, BOMs, specifications, etc. and ensures that projects meet specifications, standards and performance requirements within area of expertise
    • Uses Visual Basic, C++, PLC and OIT programs to write application code.
    • Write PLC programs to control industrial food processing equipment
    • Creating functional OIT screens for operator interaction
    • Prepares documentation, information and communications such as ECN's, e-mails, SharePoint entries and engineering specifications.
    • Writes department process, procedures and policies as required.
    • May be required to travel to various JBT locations

      Major Responsibility Area #2: Failure Analysis and Design Solutions



      • Uses independent judgment, consistently and clearly demonstrates creativity and innovation in finding solutions and alternative.
      • Identifies root cause of problems. Develops alternative solutions and communicates associated benefits and risks.
      • Traveling to customer sites to perform controls start-up and trouble-shooting of food processing equipment and operator training

        Major Responsibility Area #3 Project Management



        • Solid understanding of the divisions businesses and the internal and external economic factors affecting the businesses.

        • Broad understanding of internal economic factors affecting assignment areas (costs, margins, profit impact of decisions).
        • Interprets and applies relevant policies and procedures.

        • Ensures that development costs, project costs and schedules are met.
        • Plans and defines project schedule.
        • Leader in setting objectives for projects.
        • Attends appropriate industry related professional society meetings and functions in order to stay informed of and make good use of new technology, products and personal development opportunities.
        • Demonstrates excellent organizational skills.

          Major Responsibility Area #4 Sales Quotation and Design



          • .Uses advanced product line knowledge to help Application Engineering and Customer Service create complex quotes for machines and parts.
          • Expert knowledge of at least one JBT product lines and applications and significant knowledge of most technologies, products & applications produced/offered by JBT.
          • Utilizes available technical resources throughout JBT and outside institutions.

            Major Responsibility Area #5: Communication, Leadership and Team



            • Assist with the development of new professionals.
            • Consistently demonstrates advanced leadership ability.
            • Regularly leads one or more professionals &/or technicians on a project basis.
            • Consults and establishes working relationships with technical professionals at other sites to promote globalization of design efforts.
            • Solicits understanding & support of fellow engineers and other departments for major projects & uses available technical resources. Fosters teamwork & collaboration, builds trust.
            • Regularly sponsors projects to higher management.
            • Has developed some good customer contacts & is viewed as a good technical resource for sales & application engineering to use in supporting the customer.
            • Demonstrates good customer presentation skills.
            • Has a good understanding of business goals & creates energy & action toward those goals.

            • Creates an atmosphere that welcomes & encourages expression of diverse views; provides constructive feedback & coaching.
            • Fosters commitment in the face of major obstacles.
            • Works with sales, application engineering, service, methods, and production departments to effectively execute orders and solve problems in the field.
            • Effectively communicates information to appropriate parties

              Major Responsibility Area #5: Employee health, safety and environment



              • Guarantee that every task is accomplished in agreement with JBT standards established for safety, health and environment;


                QualificationsEducation:



                • Mandatory: BS in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science

                  Skills and Experience:



                  • At least (2+) years relevant experience in industrial machine controls.

                  • Ability to understand PC based control systems with Microsoft O/S

                  • Ability to program in Visual Basic and C++
                  • Ability to read machine control electrical schematics
                  • Ability to program PLC's & GUI systems
                  • Ability to configure industrial machine controls, including AC/DC drives

                  • Demonstrated ability to independently create functional & cost effective designs/processes that meet complex specification requirements.
                  • Knowledge of most technologies, products & applications produced/offered by JBT.
                  • General understanding of internal economic factors affecting assignment areas (costs, margins, profit impact of decisions).
                  • Ability to communicate within a team environment.
                  • Ability to anticipate potential problems and take preventative actions.
                  • Ability to use ERP based business system such as Syteline or equivalent.
                  • Knowledge of modern scheduling tools.
                  • Strong technical writing skills.
                  • Ability to work with customers to solve issues.
                  • Has or can obtain a valid Passport.

                    Travel Requirements:



                    • May be required to travel to various JBT and/or customers' sites inside and outside of the U.S

                      Training Requirements:



                      • Behavioral based safety program.
                      • Training courses as outlined in the individuals development agreement.

                        Scope of Responsibilities/Accountability:



                        • Actively reviews costs, margins, and engineering hours spent on projects and compares actual dollars and time spent to estimated.
                        • Interprets and applies relevant policies and procedures.

                        • Receives objectives and guidelines for projects.

                        • Participates in the planning and scheduling process for projects in which involved.

                        • Works with management to solve problems and update designs.
                        • Uses software tools to provide industry standard programs for custom equipment at the lowest possible cost.
                        • Manages all technical aspects of custom equipment orders.
                        • Effectively interacts with all functional areas of the business.
                        • Discusses conceptual ideas and direction of work with peers in order to minimize mistakes.
                        • Meticulous checking of work is required to minimize mistakes.

                          Work Environment and Physical Demands:



                          • Spend most of the time in an office environment.

                          • Possible exposure to hazards such as noise, heavy equipment, temperature extremes, chemicals, etc. while working on the shop floor, assembly areas and field service applications.

                          • Spends 65% of the time sitting and operating a computer or workstation, 5% percent in the shop and 30% at customer sites.
                          • Some walking and climbing.

                            BENEFITS

                            JBT Corporation offers the growth potential of a company with a developing technology that is unique in its field, plus frequent company-sponsored events and a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage and 401(k) plan.

                            AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

                            It is the policy of JBT Corporation to provide equal opportunity for qualified persons and not to discriminate against any applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law at the JBT Corporation location to which this application is submitted. In addition, as a Federal Government contractor, JBT Corporation is an affirmative action employer. If you require accommodation during the application process, please contact the local Human Resources department. EOE-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

                            If you have a disability or impairment that prevents you from completing the online application, please seek the assistance of your local employment services agency. JBT maintains active relationships with local employment services agencies, and they have pledged their support in assisting any applicant needing help in applying. To find information on agencies throughout the United States, please go to www.careeronestop.org

                            You may also call Megan Centers at 844-286-4524 if your disability or impairment prevents you from applying online. NOTE: Do not use this number unless you need assistance because of a disability or impairment. The personnel attending this phone line will not be able to give you a status update regarding your application and will not be the individuals making a decision regarding your employment.

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